Geeks2U Promise
We guarantee you'll love our fast, friendly service - or we'll refund your money.  
133,572 Happy Customers & Counting
Need tech support?
1300 769 448
Extended hours, 7 days a week
Home  /  geekspeak  /  The Advancement in Home PC

The Advancement in Home PC

Tags : 

Here is a good question. Ask yourself how long was the time gap between when you first heard about computers and when you first started using them. Your answer to this question, can potentially tell you a lot about yourself. In fact, sociologists say this information identifies where you fall between five categories on adopting new technology.

There are some people that just enthuse about every new gadget that comes on the market. They are always the first to have the newest, next best thing and they spend hours talking about what makes it work and how it was done. Yes, these are known as Geeks! Sociologists call them “Early Adopters”.

It has been quite a while now that the personal PC has been out and also some time since Windows software was developed, which made PCs easier to use and more accessible. PCs are now, without a doubt, an everyday household and workplace item. This was not always the case. There is a sociological theory called “Moore’s Theory” aka the “Technology Adoption Lifecycle” that basically states that when new products and ideas come into being, there are trends in way in which human beings adopt them. Some jump at new technology, others wait a while and a few slowly drag their feet resisting change all the way.

Geoffrey Moore wrote a marketing book called, Crossing the Chasm where he attempted to teach technology innovators and marketers how to narrow the gap between early adopters and the majority of people that wait and look before leaping. Conquering this chasm would reduce the gap between people that quickly adopt new technology and those that take time to adopt a new idea. This obviously has financial benefits for technology companies but it can also be good for us if the idea is beneficial.

I think that as all of us get older, we tend to shun anything that requires us to do things in a new way. In the case of PCs, many adults were somewhat “forced” to begin using them because their jobs adopted their use. And even then, they only learned what they “had to” do and nothing else. Many young people on the other hand grew naturally into PCs because they were accessible in their schools. For example, the 5 year old daughter of one of my friends had typing as a course during her first year of school. This is an extreme case yet it proves my point. She will never have any problem using computers.

Share

Recent News

Popular social media destination Facebook made worldwide headlines recently, and not for the kinds of reasons that Facebook might want to be noticed. That’s because for a roughly 12 hour period, access not just to Facebook, but also Instagram and Whatsapp — all services owned and operated by Facebook — consumers worldwide had issues connecting… More 

There’s a well-known test that taxi drivers in London have to sit, called “The Knowledge”, that can take years to pass, detailing just about every street in the UK’s very disorganised capital road system. It’s tough learning that many roads, although it may have side benefits, with some studies suggesting that London black cab drivers… More 

Not that long ago, Apple surprised everyone by updating its line of Mac Mini computers. The Mac Mini isn’t like any other Mac that Apple sells. Where much of its output is in laptops, or the 2-in-1 style iMac computers, the Mac Mini is instead a “headless” computer — a fancy way of saying that… More 

There’s been a lot of speculation around foldable phones in the past 12 months, fuelled by the hype from the manufacturers busy producing devices that can fold from phone to tablet and back again — or even crazier concepts, like phones that become slap bands when you place them around your wrist. That latter idea… More